ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE TWO NHS CLASS OF 1963 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2021
In 2021, we were pleased to award NHS Class of 1963 scholarships, each worth $3,000 (highest amount ever), to two well qualified seniors from the NHS South Class of 2021....... Anish Bhojwani and Mariajose Henao.
In selecting Anish for one of this year’s NHS-1963 scholarships, we recognize the challenges he has faced moving from India and enrolling at NHS South in his sophomore year. We admire his involvement in the Best Buddies program, and as a member of the Psychology Club and also the independent Cricket Club.
The staff at NHS South view Anish as an incredibly hard working young man who has met the challenge of being an independent student at a very young age with a strong determination to learn, and having accomplished all of this without the direct support of his parents who remain in India.
We believe Anish to be a most deserving recipient of one of this year’s NHS Class of 1963 scholarships.
In selecting Mariajose for one of this year’s NHS-1963 scholarships, we recognize the challenges she has faced caring for and supporting the needs of her parents (who don’t speak English), and helping them with their transition to living in our country, and also for assisting with their medical and dental appointments. We know that the challenges of living in quarantine and accessing health care this past year have been especially difficult.
Despite these challenges, Mariajose has secured part-time work at Home Depot, and found the time to be involved in the dance program through the YMCA, and becoming a member of the SADD Club, Yearbook Committee and the Future Educators Club at NHS South.
We believe Mariajose to be a most deserving recipient of one of this year’s NHS Class of 1963 scholarships.
WINNER OF THE RICHARD CABRAL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR 2021
For 2021, we are please to award this year's Richard Cabral Memorial Scholarship worth $4,000, to Ximena Dominguez-Escobedo.
In selecting Ximena as this year's recipient of the Richard Cabral Memorial Scholarship, we recognize that Ximena came to America without a foundation in any language. Upon her arrival in Nashua as a profoundly deaf student, Ximena began attending school in the Signs of Learning Program at New Searles, and quickly began to master American Sign Language and English. With proper amplification, she has also acquired Spanish and is now trilingual —- An amazing accomplishment considering where she started. On top of those challenges, Ximena also played sports (Spring and Winter Track, and Basketball).
We believe Ximena is a most deserving recipient of this year’s Richard Cabral Memorial Scholarship.